Missing countries and territories

Last year I received covers from 41 countries that I was missing! A big THANK YOU to everybody, who helped growing my collection!

Nevertheless I am missing covers from a lot of countries. If your country/territory is on the list below, please send me a cover! I will reply with a nice one from Austria.

Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Rep. Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan

Americas: Bequia, Dominica, Grenada & Carriacou, Montserrat

Antarctica: Argentine Antarctica, Australian Antarctic Territory, British Antarctic Territory, Chilean Antarctic Territory, South Georgia, US South Pole Base

Asia: Abkhazia, Eastern Timor, Iraqi Kurdistan, Palestine, South Ossetia

Australia & Oceania: Cook Islands (Aitutaki, Penrhyn), Micronesia, Nauru, Niuafoʻou, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tokelau

Europe: Alderney, Mt. Athos, Transnistria

I am also interested in receiving letters from local post services.

Please send all covers to the following address:

HAUPTSTRASSE 23
8262 ILZ
AUSTRIA

#841 French Southern and Antarctic Lands – Kerguelen Islands 14/03/21

TAAF 140321Jean Pierre sent me this wonderful cover from the Kerguelen Islands, thank you very much!

On March 21, 2014, it was cancelled at Port-aux-Français and arrived on September 21 the same year.

The left stamp is part of the “Logos” set, which was issued on April 29, 2013. The stamp set on the right was issued on January 2, 2012. It commemorates the former observatory station at Point Molloy on the main Kerguelen island La Grande Terre.

On the back of the cover there are the cachets of the Chef de District Christian Fressignac and the Gérant Postal Alain Neufville.

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#840 Norfolk Island 14/09/08

Norfolk 140908On September 18 I received this nice cover from Norfolk Island, which was sent with the help of the Philatelic Bureau. It was posted on September 8, 2014.

The stamps are part of the set “Shorelines”, which was issued on September 30, 2013. They depict the Ball Bay, the Emily Bay, and the Second Sands beach.

#839 Mayotte 11/02/25

On March 8, 2011, I received this beautiful cover from Mayotte, thank you Jean Pierre! It was posted in Mamoudzou on February 25, 2011.

The mini-sheet was issued on January 17, 2011. It depicts different hair styles.

See also: #587 Mayotte 11/12/31

#838 Nevis 14/09/08

Nevis 140908My first cover from Nevis was sent by Wolfgang, thank you! It was posted in Charlestown on September 8 and arrived on September 17, 2014. Interestingly the postmark has the inscription “FIRST DAY OF ISSUE”.

The top left and bottom middle stamp are part of the 2013 definitives set. They commemorate the ray-finned fish (Pomacanthus xanthometopon) and the barred hogfish (Bodianus scrofa).

The top middle stamp commemorates the Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus). It is part of a mini-sheet, which was issued on September 1, 1995. The top right stamp is part of a mini-sheet (issued on July 25, 1994) and depicts the saddle squirrelfish (Holocentrus poco). The bottom left stamp depicts the Nassau grouper too.

The bottom right stamp (part of a set that was issued on December 20, 1991) commemorates the mushroom Marasmius haematocephalus.

#837 Réunion 14/09/11

Reunion 140911On September 16 I received this cover from Réunion, which was sent by Michel, thank you! It has the postmark “LA POSTE 19595A”, which is the machine postmark of the post sorting centre in Saint-Denis.

The stamps are part of the “Holiday” stamp set, which was issued on May 3, 2014.

#836 India 14/04/26

India 140426This beautiful cover from India was sent by Jinesh, thank you! It was posted at the Bengaluru Int. Airport on April 26 and arrived on May 2, 2014.

Jinesh used a first day cover and stamps, which commemorate the Rashtrapati Bhavan (the presidential residence). The stamps are part of a mini-sheet and were issued on August 5, 2011.

See also: #776 India 13/11/09

#835 Slovakia 14/04/30

Slovakia 140430This amazing cover from Slovakia was sent by Michal, thank you! It was posted in Handlová on April 30 and arrived on May 5, 2014.

Michal used a FDC of 2009, which commemorates Charlie Chaplin (1889–1977), and added another stamp, which is part of the joint issue with Austria (issued September 11, 2009).

The right stamp is part of the “Cultural Heritage” definitive set, which was issued on January 2, 2009.

See also: #511 Slovakia 10/11/25

#834 Qatar 14/04/14

Qatar 140414-2On April 14, 2014, Jean Pierre sent this nice cover from Qatar, thank you! It was posted at Abdul Aziz Street in Doha and arrived on April 17.

The stamps are part of the definitives set, which was issued on December 17, 2013. They depict the current Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.#

See also: #795 Qatar 14/04/14

#833 Burundi 14/07/16

Burundi 140716-2Another very nice cover from Burundi was sent by Déo, thank you! It was posted in Bujumbura on July 16 and arrived on July 28, 2014.

The left stamp is part of the flowers set (issued on June 26, 1995) and depicts the African senna (Senna didymobotrya; Cassia was the former genus of the Senna species).

The middle stamp depicts the mushroom Russula meleagris. It is  part of the “Fungi” set, which was issued on September 30, 1992.

On the right there is a stamp of the “Whales” set, which commemorates the endangered blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus).

See also: #649 Burundi 13/03/30

#832 Portugal 14/08/19

Portugal 140819backOn August 25 I received this wonderful postcard, thank you Vítor! It is made entirely of cork and was issued on May 9, 2011.

The card was posted at the Restauradores Square in Lisbon on August 19, 2014.

#831 DR Congo 14/08/13

DR Congo 140813 On August 21 I received this nice cover from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which was sent by Déo, thank you! It was posted in Uvira on August 13, 2014 (the postmark shows the date “13.08.04-10″).

The stamps commemorate the former president Joseph Kabila. They are part of a set, which was issued on November 25, 2002.

See also: #683 DR Congo 13/07/08

#830 French Guiana 13/07/13

French Guyana 130713This interesting cover from French Guiana was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you! It was posted in Cayenne on July, 13, 2013. The letter was returned, because Jean Pierre used my old address, and missent to Guyana.

See also: #444 French Guiana 11/01/04

#829 Italy 14/01/08

Italy 140108This nice cover from Italy was sent by Alfredo, thank you! It was posted in Turin on January 8 and arrived on January 10, 2014.

The stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Expedition of the Thousand in 1860. The sheet was issued on May 5, 2010. The stamp itself commemorates the Battle of Calatafimi.

Interestingly the stamp was already cancelled with a special Christmas postmark on December 16, 2013.

#828 Martinique 14/08/25

Martinique 140825This beautiful cover from Martinique was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in Macouba on August 25 and arrived on August 29, 2014.

See also: #756 Guadeloupe 14/02/05

#827 Ireland 14/08/27

Ireland 140827This beautiful cover from Ireland was sent by Patrik, thank you very much! It was posted in Dublin (Baile Átha Claith) on August 27 and arrived on August 29, 2014.

The mini-sheet was issued on April 5, 2005, and commemorates the 150th anniversary of the railway line Dublin–Belfast.

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